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There are different kinds of alimony that can be awarded in New York and your divorce attorney or child custody lawyer will be able to help inform you on what you can expect. You will start out with temporary alimony and then one of the three types will be awarded to you. The Law Office of Diron Rutty will be able to help you with your alimony needs. Below is some important information to know when it comes to alimony.

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Either Spouse Qualifies

In New York, either spouse can ask for spousal support. The ultimate decision will be based on the financial status of the spouse that is asking for support as well as their needs. Not every state will allow the husband to ask for alimony, but New York is one of the few states that do.

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There Are Three Types of Alimony

The three types of alimony: temporary, rehabilitative, and permanent. Temporary alimony is paid until the divorce is final. Rehabilitative alimony is paid out when a spouse does not have the right skills to get a job. Permanent alimony is paid out after the divorce for a set period of time, based on needs.

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Spousal Alimony Can Last For Different Periods

The percentage that is paid out is based on the number of years that a couple has been married. The amount can range from 15-50% of the spouse’s income. Because of this unique percentages rule, it’s important to work with a professional that can help you make the best decision.

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Alimony is Paid Monthly

Alimony is paid monthly in most cases. For many spouses, this is a decent and acceptable timeline, but this is not always the way that alimony is paid. If the other party gets paid on a unique schedule, you may get your alimony payments on a different schedule.

It is important to know that alimony payments can vary depending on your unique situation. For the best outcome, you will need to plan on supporting yourself through other means in case the alimony that you were expecting does not come through for you. The Law Office of Diron Rutty can help you make the right choices and take care of your alimony case needs. Contact us today to learn more information.